Employment Pathways Officer

Client Services

The Australian Refugee Association Inc. (ARA) is a community-based organisation providing settlement, migration and other forms of assistance to refugees, migrants and other people of concern.  As a member of our team, you will be supporting new arrivals in South Australia to achieve their social, economic and community participation goals. You will be making a difference in the lives of individuals and families as they re-establish themselves in a new home.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and experienced individual in the role of Employment Pathways Office to support people with a refugee background from a range of cultural backgrounds to become job ready and obtain employment.

The Employment Pathways Officer will be responsible for:

  • Meeting regularly with clients to assist them to overcome barriers, be job ready and to obtain employment.
  • Developing and implementing case management plans which address the employment needs of clients.
  • Identifying and arranging training for clients.
  • Delivering or facilitating workshops on employment issues such as the Australian workplace culture, job search strategies, writing resumes and practicing interview skills.
  • Networking with key stakeholders including Job Active providers, relevant agencies and potential employers.
  • Assisting in the establishment of an Employment Hub, including liaising with volunteers, clients and other agencies.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A relevant qualification in community development, community services or related discipline
  • Good communication, cultural awareness and inter-personal skills.
  • Experience in assisting people to overcome barriers and obtain employment.
  • A general understanding of the challenges faced by people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in coordinating and delivering workshops.
  • Well developed networking skills.  
  • Valid Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (or be willing to obtain before commencement of employment)
  • Completed Child Safe Environment Training (or be willing to obtain before commencement of employment)

The benefits of working with ARA include:

  • Access to salary packaging options to increase your take home pay.
  • Being part of a diverse, inclusive and positive work culture.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of people with a refugee background.

This is a part time (0.6FTE/ 3 days per week) Level 3 position of the SCHCDS Industry Award until June 2022.   The primary location for this role will be the newly opened ARA office at Salisbury

If you meet the criteria and are interested in this role, please provide a covering letter addressing the position description, along with your resume and the contact details of three referees.

For more detail about the responsibilities and personal criteria please refer to the Position Description.

Applications close 9 am Wednesday 3 March 2021.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and it is anticipated that this will occur by Friday 5 March 2021. 

Applications (and initial enquiries) can be made by email to the Corporate Services Coordinator: asmira.bekric@ausref.net. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

ARA is committed to equal employment opportunity. Members of the CALD Community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Team Leader – Family Safety

Client Services

The Australian Refugee Association Inc. (ARA) is a community-based organisation providing settlement, migration and other forms of assistance to refugees, migrants and other people of concern.  As a member of our team, you will be supporting new arrivals in South Australia to achieve their social, economic and community participation goals. You will be making a difference in the lives of individuals and families as they re-establish themselves in a new home.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and experienced individual to lead family wellbeing and safety initiatives for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The Team Leader – Family Safety will be responsible for the oversight of several programs aimed at improving family relationships, connections and safety.

The Team Leader – Family Safety will be responsible for:

  • Delivering and promoting family wellbeing and safety initiatives to members of refugee and migrant communities with the aim of ensuring safe communities and community members
  • Leading and supporting a small team to deliver specialised services and deliver safe and long-term outcomes for clients
  • Providing support, advice and leadership to staff including work planning, performance management, and ongoing professional development
  • Identifying and developing new programs in areas of family wellbeing and safety
  • Facilitating and promoting efficient and effective service delivery to people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in culturally appropriate manner
  • Identifying and implementing partnerships and referral pathways with key community and service organisations
  • Preparing and providing relevant reports to Management, funding bodies and other relevant stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in social science, social work or community welfare.
  • Experience and knowledge of family wellbeing, family safety or domestic and family violence – specific to refugee and migrant communities.
  • Knowledge of South Australian settlement services and programs and knowledge in the areas of refugee service delivery.
  • Experience in providing support and leadership to teams with a focus on service delivery to vulnerable individuals.
  • Good communication, cultural awareness and inter-personal skills.
  • A general understanding of the challenges faced by people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
  • Well developed networking skills.  
  • Valid Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (or be willing to obtain before commencement of employment)
  • Completed Child Safe Environment Training (or be willing to obtain before commencement of employment)

The benefits of working with ARA include:

  • Access to salary packaging options to increase your take home pay.
  • Being part of a diverse, inclusive and positive work culture.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of people with a refugee background.

This is a part time (0.6FTE or 0.8FTE) Level 5 position of the SCHCDS Industry Award until June 2022. Candidates are requested to identify their preference and availability in their application. The primary location for this role will be the newly opened ARA office at Salisbury

If you meet the criteria and are interested in this role, please provide a covering letter addressing the position description, along with your resume and the contact details of three referees.

For more detail about the responsibilities and personal criteria for the role of Team Leader – Family Safety, please view the Position Description on the right

Applications close 9 am Monday 15 March 2021.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and it is anticipated that this will occur by Friday 20 March 2021. 

Applications (and initial enquiries) can be made by email to the Corporate Services Coordinator: asmira.bekric@ausref.net. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

ARA is committed to equal employment opportunity. Members of the CALD Community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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